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ABC
Jul 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
, still nice as it will be cooler with a pleasant outlook, just to be outside. maryland's most powerful doppler radar, we had showers, even lightning strikes across central pa. york and lancaster getting hit with showers this morning. over towards philadelphia is where you'll run into that stuff. we are dry right here south of the border in through maryland. we have ourselves a 79 spot on the thermometer from northeast to edgewood and back towards annapolis. otherwise we are expecting temperatures up to 92. early afternoon, when strong storms will pass through. it's not going to be that bad, but the worse will be done by 2:00 or 3:00 and get clearing into the weekend. right now, let's see if there's any clearing on the traffic side. here is kim brown. >> justin, indeed there is. an earlier accident that we were working in frederick county. the southbound lanes of i-270 past route 85 has been cleared out of the travel lanes. all lanes have been reopened. the crash activity has been moved off to the right shoulder. we are very quiet traffic wise. traffic moving very well, flowing freely.
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 4:00pm EDT
of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 6:30am EDT
you maryland's most powerful radar and the biggest problem is crossing over into delaware as of now. we still have a couple lingering showers around the chestertown area, churchhill, and all of this is sliding off to the north and east. things are going to look up. we have a temperature now into annapolis coming in at 73 degrees and by this afternoon, i'm forecasting a high around 87 degrees with showers and thunderstorms and back into the picture. okay, let's talk about the traffic now. good morning, kim. >> good morning. for everyone getting that early start, headed towards the dc metro area. 95 is looking good. if you are traveling to montgomery county, no problems on route 29, headed towards 495. as we look at our area around the baltimore metro, that's frederick road. traffic flowing freely. traffic doing okay around the area. no other issues on any other big roadways. here it is on the northwest side, moving at a very nice pace. 795 looking good as well. as we look at the maps, really just one incident at this time. that's going to be out in mount arie. route 144 closed in bo
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 5:30am EDT
. good morning, maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> thank you so much for joining us on this thursday morning. it's the 29th of july. >> let's find out about our weather. >> at 5:30, we are going to take a look at maryland's most powerful doppler radar. showers to our north, have a couple sprinkles hitting around the york, pa area. in fact, we could put this one into motion and you'll notice there has been some lightning strikes. altoona getting hit. this band of showers is falling apart to our north. we could get a sprinkle on the north side this morning. we are looking around lunchtime to get our shot. 80 degrees this morning, feeling like 86. follow the wakeup window. showers and storms likely around lunchtime. it's 5:30, let's go to the roads, here is kim brown. >> a disabled vehicle, 95 southbound right as you approach the toll plaza, traffic is able to get around it really without too many issues. we are still working an accident on windsor mill road and jeffrey road. as we look around the cameras, nice steady stream of volume as you head towards 95 on the west side of the be
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and northeast now. most of us moving toward the northeast maryland area. from elkton down toward the eastern sections of the county. another batch toward the city now. much lighter down from jacksonville to the dundalk area. and another heavier area, from annapolis to southern maryland. that's where heavy activity is. you folks down there may see gusty winds. very, very heavy rain. and dangerous lightning as well in the next 30 to 40 minutes. bernadette has a look at rainfall coming this afternoon. >>> the biggest thing we've seen with this is the heaviest amount of rain. and in such a short period of time. >>> north of baltimore, 1.77 inches. tv hill, 1.62. crofton, over an inch. no -- millersville, just over an inch. and it was cutting into eastern parts of howard county to northern parts of anne arundel county. elsewhere, we see some rain, but not nearly these amounts. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> bernadette, thank you. >>> the storm has already knocked out power to more than 20,000 bge customers. wjz checked with bge just a few minutes ago. over 7900 customers are without power.
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> an earthquake shakes maryland. thousands wake up to the un experience. is there any damage? >>> hello, i'm don scott and here's what people are talking about today rare quake that rattled windows and nerving across the state. it shook some awake and it has several firing off questions and comments. we're live with the seismic event. we'll have more on the earthquake with tim williams and we'll again with alex demetrick who's live with the people that felt it. >> reporter: good afternoon, don, this was an unusual event. as the earthquakes go, it may not have been that big, but it set a record in maryland. it sent a lot of nerves on edge. >> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country and the city and the state shook around 5:00 this morning with a 3.6 shake. >> my dog woke me up wining and crying and then the earthquake happened. i couldn't figure out what happened and i had never experienced one before. after that, she went up to sleep. >> it's small, but it's stronger than what we recently experience. most of the earthquakes are in the magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> report
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
central maryland, central maryland, west central maryland. and will probably start here in the city around 7:00, 8:00. and there can be heavy downpours as well. bernadette takes a look at this with me. >> as you heard, that means there is a flash flood watch in effect. it continues until late tonight. from all of the d.c. area, straight up through the baltimore metro area. and we expect some heavier rounds of rain out of what is coming our way. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with alex demetrick, with more on the cleanup that is still going on from last night's storms. >> reporter: vic, trees and utility lines were no march for what much of this storm that blasted through much of maryland yesterday evening. >> reporter: chainsaws roared to life from anne arundel county, north of baltimore county, finishing up what nature started, when powerful storms tore through much of the state. for those hit hardest, it was -- >> hell and water pouring down. it was hell. >> reporter: but it wasn't the rain tearing trees apart. it was lightning and win
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
will have to pay for the cost of a promenade. >>> for the 13th straight year the maryland lottery is reporting record sales. it made $16.5 million more than the previous fiscal year and the second highest return in the history of maryland. >> some of the money goes out to people who play. >> a little bit. >>> still ahead, an nba star arrested in maryland. what police found when they fond him. >>> i'm ron matz at poor five -- pier five. he'll have the story coming up. >>> warm weather returns. the updated forecast with bob coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the vatican issued new guidelines to priests in an effort to deal with the ongoing sex abuse scandal in the catholic church. >> reporter: the vatican rewrote their rules on priests who abuse children. >> it gives the signal that we're very, very serious in our commitment to promote safe environments and our add yacht re-- an adequate respoons to abuse. >> reporter: it extends the statute of limitations for reporting a crime until a victim's 38th birthday. victims sea the rules are -- victims say the rules are just window dressing. as a
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
.26 earthquake that hit maryland this morning. the quake was centered around the germantown area and felt all through the purple and the beyond. the people who heard and fell the heaviest disruption is in the purple. >> however, we've had e-mails from every area. whether it's rising sun or dayton. we've had, well, conversations and e-mails with every county around the metro. >> this was pretty good. the main thing is, it shook for ten seconds and it sounded and felt like [low audio] >> glenwood was to the north and west of that. we have to thank you for e- mailing us. >> this was your story, well done. >> you helped us to be on top of it >>> it's been three months an bp's now halted the oil leak in the gulf with the 75-ton containment cap. take a live look at the gulf right now. you can see, nothing's flowing from the well head and as tara mergener reports, everyone's hoping that will stay the same. >> reporter: bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job for now. >> everyone feels like we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: thursday, they managed to block the flow of the oil with a tight
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
around maryland tonight, as the possibility of more rain lingers. a live look outside shows us a flash flood watch is set to go in effect in less than an hour for the baltimore area. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and bernadette woods are tracking live doppler radar. >> we do have the storms. all of that stuff is moving off to the east/northeast. and anywhere between 17 and 22 miles an hour. there you see a lot of activity, or all across allegheny and garrett county and neighboring counties. and across virginia and west virginia. west of washington, is headed for our region. one shower did fall right over ocean city there. there you see it just on the north of the delaware-maryland line. around the baltimore region. running away a little longer. probably maybe 6 to 7 to 8. because of the rain coming and the rain we just had yesterday, we have a flash flood watch in effect, which will go into effect at 6:00 tonight for the entire region. d.c. suburbs, through the baltimore region, up towards philadelphia, jersey, and the southern portions of pennsylvania as we
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the situation in uganda. a bomb injured a teen from maryland. she was on a mission trip with her church. . >> reporter: vick, emily kerstetter's is stable, she called home, shared laughs with family and friends. but the family spokesman says even though she is good spirits she has a very long road to recovery. emily kerstetter's' recovery is far from over with more surgeries scheduled and new health dangers for the 16-year- old who was injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda. a spokesman woman shared the latest on her condition. >> she had a blood clot in her vein, in her leg. they scheduled her for another test to see what her oh vains were doing. >> she spoke to em expem said she the in good spirits. >> she doesn't remember anything from the explosion which i think is good. >> the leader remembers the aftermath, writing i touched my own face and head because i could taste blood and felt warm liquid which i assumed was blood. i had no idea what happened. as people were screaming and moaning i know the thought flashed through my head, bombs. it was a flash of a finger and a blink of a
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the maryland science center's global earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got up early in the morning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. >> the cause may be the last. when the wake from the mile high eye icesheet vanished. >> even though it's some 20,000 years ago, the crust is still readjusting. so it's tweaking a little once in a while. >> reporter: those highest up would have felt it worst. but it was too early for work. checks were made for damage around the state. >> we've identified no serious structural damage. but we are doing a number of things. of course, we've checked in with calvert cliffs. and calvert cliffs appears to be fine. we are sending inspectors out to bridges, especially the most heavily traveled bridges. >> reporter: as for aftershocks, they'll be so small, maybe only dogs will feel them. >> reporter: in fact, only one aftershock may have just happened. maybe just a few minutes after the main quake. it went
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
. spotlight on maryland weather in about 8 minutes. i got that right today. >> reporter: we've been following an early morning traffic alert for you. weather impacting our roads this morning. we're taking a live shot here. the east highway is closed in both directions between joans mill road and connecticut. the way to get around it if you're headed westbound use connecticut at joans bridge road. take that to joans mill and that will get you back on the east highway. all of this is posted at wusa9.com. moving the shot over into arlington. that's where we have a tree that knocked down some wire. another weather related problem out here on north military road. the road is closed at 31st but happy to report you can take north pollard street of to 30th to get around it. also take note that traffic lights could be out. 66 headed eastbound. your delay is stretching from the fairfax county parkway from 123. thank you to an earlier accident. you're looking great up toward 66. not the case if you're on the outer loop in maryland because things are starting to drop speed between university over to geor
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 4:00pm EDT
on the driver at the scene. >>> the maryland victim of the terrorist attack in uganda is in a hospital where show was flown for treatment. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: her uncle says having her patients by her side has greatly lifted emily's spirits. classmates of emily kersetter held a prayer of support for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another surgical red your -- procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including her legs being shattered. she had been doing missionary work with imoff verred -- impoverished children in africa. at the church in delaware, family and friends held a memorial service for the only american killed in the same suicide blast. his brother -- >> his life ended too early but we look at the few years god gave him. we're humble he was used in such a way. >> reporter: the group called al shabaab is reportedly planning more attacks. more than 70 people were killed and dozens more were wounded including five other missionaries with emily kersetter's group. this was the group's first terror attack outside of somali. the fbi is helping with s
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 5:30am EDT
>>> now, good morning maryland. >> john caughter's funeral is today. that is strange to say. anyone who bounces a basketball knows his name, but now for the wrong reason. >> finally, there is hope of containing this gusher for the first time since that rig exploded back in april. >> when it poured last night and early this morning, did you think of all the volunteers? we will see how the extreme home makeover is going. >> i didn't go outside the grocery store, i can't imagine doing all that volunteer work. >> we'll get it done. they always do. >> they always do. you have seen them under crazy conditions, so -- >> this is crazy. >> all right, meteorologist, justin burke is off and louisiana lanette is in. >> most of it is all over the eastern shore. i'm going to show it to you in a second. we are still unsettled. the showers and thunderstorms are still out there. we will have a break as we go throughout the day. it is very humid. we have seasonal temperatures, and we will still see a few storms possibly as we go into wednesday. it's going to be hotter and some dryer w
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
maryland's most powerful doppler radar. let's go to the mta, here is mark jones. >> out there for your commute, the number 36 bus is working with a diversion at washington boulevard due to construction, the 11, 40, 55 buses diverted. the 77 northbound with a diversion at hill time and commons and the 51 taking a diversion at pratt. light rail, metro, subway, and mark all running on time. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. you want some fiber one honey clusters? yeah. you must really care about him. what? no, no. you gave him fiber. no she didn't. this tastes way too good to be fiber. they're delicious crunchy clusters with sweet honey and half a day's worth of fiber. you care about my fiber? not really. i care about your fiber too. i have for a while. ok, carl. why don't you care about her fiber? hey carl. [ male announcer ] fiber one. cardboard no. delicious yes. >>> here's the latest. there's going to be a meeting to help decide what will be held next. sit down with coastal parish officials. >> and federal officials asking if the oil spill in michigan's river may top 1 millio
FOX
Jul 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to breaking news stories right now. first in bethesda, maryland a 7- year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after falling out of a window. it happened on wilmet road. rescuers tell us the boy fell from an unsecured second story window. he landed on the roof of a shed about eight feet down and rolled off and fell another 7 feet to the ground. he is expected to be okay. fire and rescue crews want to remind everyone out there do make sure all of your windows are secure. >>> in fairfax police and homicide detectives are investigating reports after human skull found in a ditch. police say they received a call about a person finding the skull at route 1 and furnace road in lorton. we have a crew heading to the scene. we'll bring you more details when we get them. >>> a developing story in prince george's county tonight. an armed suspect on the run ended up barricading himself inside an empty school bus holding police at bay for hours. tonight the or deal is finally over -- ordeal is finally over. wisdom martin is back with the new details. >> reporter: this started out as an attempted bank robber
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 4:00pm EDT
now, it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> i'm kye jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. the thunderstorms rumbling across maryland dumping a considerable amount of rain. we caught the downpours coming down a few minutes ago. the storms are heavier with thunder and lightning and others are getting some rain. first warning weather coverage, bob turk tracking the radar, we'll start with bob >> some of the heaviest rain you will see happened this afternoon. looking at radar, we have a batch of activity, it was moving east and northeast. just north of bel-air, and another batch over the city, towards chase, another batch now finally clearing the southern area, that's going to affect the city and still looking for a possible heavy downpour, dangerous lightning. >>> with this line, the heaviest threat is the rain. even with the extreatment heat last week, they were in the upper 50s to low 60s. it's much more muggy with more moisture. when we get the thunderstorms, there's a lot of rain coming out of the thunderstorms. that's what we're seeing we could see flooding. we w
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
in uganda. a 16-year-old is scheduled for surgery to repair her leg. >> reporter: the maryland teen injured in the terrorist attack is with the missionaries from this church in pennsylvania. they're praying for her quick recovery. the suicide bombing at this restaurant injured this 16-year- old from howard county and six other missionaries traveling with her grandmother's church in pennsylvania. >> i'm thankful to be alive. because, if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost my life. >> faith kept the congregation together and they plan to continue the work in uganda. >> we see what happens when evil is so prevalent that danger lurks. we have to face that. >> reporter: this church member's son also suffered injuries in the explosions. >> he had a hole in his leg and you could see the bone and he couldn't see out of his left eye. >> the phones are ringing constantly and folks around the country are sending e-mails to us offering prayers and encouragement. >> reporter: members of the group could have come home days earlier, but chose to stay. >> that says something about the ge
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
on maryland's traffic. is it maryland. >> it is maryland coming up. >> i do that in seven minutes. you do traffic. >> all right. thank you. right now focus on dc because that's where we have a main tieup. this is an ongoing construction project on 16th street and crescent place. this will take place throughout friday. we are talking 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where you are losing a couple of lanes in both directions and not going to be able to part going southbound because of the work zone. moving to the outer loop in maryland. the delay is setting in and it is growing from colesville road to georgia avenue. our next stop takes us back to the realtime graphics and route 4, route 5 and 301 obviously in the dark. there we go. we will zoom in and show you the traffic is doing fine out here. green cars are telling us everything is moving at speed. 395 northbound, more drivers are hitting the road past duke street to the pentagon. overall still clear crossing the 14th street bridge and 95 before this in virginia going northbound slowing down between the prince william parkway and 123 and again fai
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
this video of an uprooted tree on lynn hurst avenue. torrential rain, even hail pounds parts of maryland. when things quiet down, the damage is evidence. residents say they are glad no one was hurt. >> and i heard a crackling noise and when i heard a crackling noise, it was so much rain i couldn't see you know what was going on outside. so when the rain stopped i cape outside and i seen this. >> reporter: weather experts will have to determine what came through the area, but the damage is clear. let's take a look at this tree here. it's a fairly old tree. whatever hit it came through hard and split the tree in two. >> that's incredible, that's a really healthy tree that got split in half. >> reporter: in west baltimore it appears lightning was the cause of this fire that set the home ablaze. >> it was just smoking in the middle. all of a sudden the flash started right there in the corner and that was it. >> reporter: and as we were out observing the area, we would lake to say that most of the votes streets we saw were barely passable. back to you, vic. >> okay, kai. the storm knocked ou
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> prayers and support across maryland and delaware following last weekend's suicide bombing in uganda and we have new information on the condition of the howard county teen. >>> hello, i'm don scott. the leader of the group behind the bombings promising they're only the beginning. well, right now, the parents of the maryland are by her side in africa. wjz-13 and mike hellgren are live with the latest and more. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. she's stable and she had a successful surgery monday and she'll have another procedure today. her uncle says that having her parents with her has lifted her spirits. ♪ >> reporter: classmates of emily in catonsville held a prayer and support service for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including both legs shattered after an attack in uganda. that's where the teen was doing missionary work. >> she's a tough woman and she's a fighter and the support of the school and her family and friends, she's going to get through this. >> reporter: almost 100 miles
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
. all right, we'll check in there live in a couple minutes. good morning, maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> and i'm megan pringle. let's send it over to lanette. >> good morning, everyone. we are dealing with rain across the area this morning. it is starting to move out. you will have a break in the action and get back into it as we go into the afternoon. take advantage of the break. check out the headlines. we are unsettled. showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. it's also very humid this morning. so as we go into the afternoon, but it is seasonal outside as we go into the afternoon as well. few storms for wednesday and it's going to be hotter and it's going to be dryer by the end of the week. check out maryland's most powerful radar. i zoomed in on this area. this area basically prompted a flood advisory, and also eastern queen county, about an inch and a half has fallen in the last hour or so. so you can see that in the red there. that's some very heavy rain. greensboro, and also ridgely. let's get a check on the traffic with kim. >> thanks, lanette b.. be sure to take it easy
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 6:30am EDT
morning maryland. >>> all right, 6:40. we have cloudy skies and is muggy at 78 degrees. winds beginning to push out of the southwest. currently measured at calm. there's a frontal boundary to our north that will spawn showers around lunchtime. we'll talk about the weekend coming up. let's see what's happening on the roads with kim. >> this morning's early part of the rush hour is off to a good start. i'll let you know where and how it will affect you in addition to your travel times in just a few minutes. megan and jamie, back to you. >> it's news to go time. coming up next, it was supposed to be a routine neighborhood cop walk. >> took a whole new meaning. >> emotions ran high as they took to the streets where a hopkins researcher was stabbed to death. why some say he should have never been murdered and why they are blaming the city's top prosecutor. >> plus the latest on a baby that was tossed out a window and survived. her mother's reaction at the hospital. >>> and a story that warns you to be careful if you try to meet your internet friends in person. >> plus, baltimore is num
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
12 times outside a mt. vernon night club. >>> a maryland teenager finds herself at the center of a terrorist attack while watching the world cup in uganda. kelly mcpherson has more on the survivor. >> reporter: a maryland teen on a church mission trip with her grandmother sat in the croid watching the -- crowd, watching the world cup when the bomb exploded. >> they were having lunch whennette blast lappenned -- happened. >> reporter: emily kersetter is getting treatment for the attack. >> felt like i was asleep and was dreaming. then i realized my leg was bleeding. >> reporter: kersetter is a junior at mt. de sales academy. recently she wrote about her upcoming trip. >> she was most excited about helping others. >> reporter: a group with lirchs to -- links to al qaeda have claimed responsible. it killed a man who attend the university of delaware. they are continue -- determined to continue their work in uganda. >> i have to go back and see all of my friends. >> god is bigger than evil. >> i am thankful to be alive because if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have l
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, middle-class priorities include everything from making sure the stakes remain in maryland to foreclosure efforts. middle-class priorities also involve public safety measures like cleaning up the environment. >> [inaudible] >> this is true. the university system still has furlough days and some of its reserve funds were siphoned to help balance the state budget. tuition and fees for full-time community college students went up 8% during his first three years in office. >> this is true, but funding levels were dictated by state law. federal funds are supporting a total of $719 million in education aid. >> tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. >> this is true. the governor pushed through a $5,000 state income tax credit for employers to hire qualified employees of the unemployment line. but according to the permanent business and economic development, only 145 people have been hired so far. >> while other states are that -- while other states are struggling, he is making the tough choices to move at maryland forward. >> he and other governors pressed for washington to step up wit
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
storms moving in, maryland's most powerful radar, tracking those storms off to the west right now. these storms down in northern virginia will continue to track further and further into the baltimore area, probably arriving approximately around the 6:00 p.m. hour, 6 or 6:30. this evenings forecast, we are talking 80s. murky, humid conditions and storms moving in out of the west. again, that flash flood watch will continue into the wee hours of the morning, the second line first of which produced heavy rain. more on the outlook tonight, flash flood concerns looking ahead to the much better pattern. >>> kelly. tonight many people are dealing with the storm clean up. take a look at this mess. chelsea carlyle avenue where trees crushed two cars and scattered broken trees. one of those was robert now looking for a way to get around. >>> they make noise because the wind, thunder, lightning was all happening the same time. i didn't hear anything, and i just saw it after it came down. >>> damage we are ported all over our area, baltimore county, bge said it restored power to more than 32,
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
in maryland is the next stop. roadwork at river road near this exit. and finally northbound 95. looks like more construction at 212. southbound, clean and green, all clear. >>> today after some delay french-based keolis will assume all vre vre operations. it takes over for amtrak which had run vre for the last 18 years. they were scheduled to take control on june 28th but it was delayed due to staffing issues. 80 employees have been hired across the country. nearly all the previous vre conductors, engineers and maintenance staff decided to stay employed with amtrak. officials from the federal railroad administration will ride every vre train to ensure commuter safety. >>> british petroleum says it is making progress on a new effort yet to contain the gulf oil leak. a cap on top of the gusher is intended to provide a tight seal and may allow crews to capture all the oil leaking from the well but as tara mergener reports it may be days a way. >> reporter: oil is gushing unchecked from b.p.'s blown out well as engineers take a shot at containing the crude. over the weekend, underwater reboths
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
truck and ambulance are blocking one lane. on the maryland side, 410 closed jones will road, no problems between richmond and baltimore. metrorail is reporting normal service. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> thousands of people will wake up in the dark this morning. pepco is supporting 2000 pilot outages in montgomery county. 1200 and prince george's county. more than 600 in d.c. without power. 2500 customers in northern virginia are without power. >>> let's turn to our top story. commuter chaos on mental's red line. krystl-- on metro's red line. enough is enough with the broken escalator. >> it was not a hot weather that had commuters fired up. >> i said there's no way there would not be one escalator and working. >> if not one of the six escalators at the two entrances to the dupont circle metro stop north. that meant nothing and puffing up 150 stairs. >> apparently they felt it was no big deal. >> the transit agency directed to those in need of help to the one elevator providing service. commuters say it was a long line and a long wait. >> there were a hundred people down there. >>
FOX
Jul 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
told you about a few moments ago in caroline county in maryland. that has been taken down. no tornado warning in caroline county as the storm system as we showed you has pushed into delaware. what you are seeing dehere, i will get a closer look at it. the counties in red is where we do continue to see a tornado warning that's in effect for t about another 15. and that's in kent county and central delaware and newcastle county in northern delaware. de there is your storm system. it rm slooks less impressive, b still tornado warning in effect until 7:15, efnot in maryland b in delaware. current conditions, we're delan seeing rain across the washington area. what we are gtonseeing is some misty conditions and a mix of clouds and some sun. 75 degrees is your current temperature. 84% humidity. winds out of r erthe southwest miles per hour. here is your forecast for today. mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms are likely. k it will be warm and humid. high about 87 and degrees. de that's a look at what is a happening with the weather. we we athave more coming up in a little bit. right no
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
chartres' drive. >> the latest poll of likely maryland voters has the governor and his opponent in a tie. 40% of voters support the former governor and 47% favor the democratic governor. that is well within the 4.5% margin of error. a similar poll gave o'malley a six point lead. >> tonight, the doors of the rehabilitation center remain closed to patients as crews tried to fix the air- conditioning system. the state moved 150 people at the center last week and this is not the first reported trouble with the facility. our reporter is live outside the facility tonight with an update. >> the state hopes to move residents back within 12 to 14 days, but not until the office of air quality determines the air-conditioning is working properly. safety concerns forced the removal of residents at 5 01 west franklin street. with temperatures outside soaring past 100 degrees last week, and a broken air conditioning system, living inside the facility became unbearable. >> we never want to put any resident or citizen at risk, especially in these temperatures we have experienced over the summer so far. >
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >> it was extremely hot. >> reporter: now the maryland transit administration offers an olive branch to passengers who were on that train. the agency is giving out these vip passes. >> although they tried with some of the hot weather to back up and bus people around. >> reporter: the vip passengers are for passengers that were on the train that broke down in june but family and friends can also use them. the same day the nta is handing out vouchers who were stuck on that june train, a train is delayed to getting into penn station today. >> they have a line, but i don't see it's going to resolve. we are always having this issue. >> i think it's a good idea because people spend a lot of money. i spend about $14 a day on a round trip. >> reporter: to be eligible for this you have to have this submitted to the nta's office of the treasury by august 13th of this year. the voucher or vip pass is good till august 13, 2013. back to you vic. >> the nta is not saying how many of the vip passes they will give up. but more than a thousand passengers were on the train that broke down. >>> bp announced it is delayi
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
with ties to maryland was killed in that terrorist attack in uganda. wjz is live and tonight kai jackson spoke with a colleague. >> reporter: a uganda resident in baltimore is mourning the loss of a colleague. steven okeria worked for john hopkins hospital. friends and colleagues say his violent death is a stark contrast to the life of service that he lived. these are pictures of the funeral service wednesday. he was killed as people were watching the world cup finals. >> the bomb went off, and steven, unfortunately where he was sitting took much of the blow. steven was very committed to his work. >> reporter: okeria worked in uganda he was working on a project to help the victims of aids and other diseases. and locals say it's troubling that a man trying to help others was killed. >> so steven was out there helping an activity that will help improve people's lives and the reverse rather he lost his life. >> reporter: emily curstetter was severely injured. delaware native was the only american killed. >> i have talked to the various people, i feel the pain. we feel the loss, i know i hav
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: maryland department of natural resources went out to tag rock fish for the diamond gem contest. they brought along kids from the boys and girls club of annapolis. john is the co-chairman of the caucus. he knows how valuable it is to get kids familiar with all maryland has to offer outdoors. >> we have to introduce kids at an early age. they understand v catching and eating and releasing. it is part of a sport. >> reporter: nile is the first mate on the ship. he sees the kid's excitement. >> they get most excited of anybody. they light up when the fish is on the hook. it makes it all worth it. >> reporter: they love the fishing adventure. >> it is a great experience. you see things you have never seen before. >> do you see him tugging? i thought i had one. someone said reel it in. >> reporter: maryland's charter boat industry suffered like most businesses in this economy. charter boat captains say their business is off well over 50%. >> a lot of people laid off. companies are cutting back. probably most of our business, much came from companies. they just don't have the money
NBC
Jul 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
-blake urged all marylanders to pay extremely close attention to those most hon. in your community. >> i am asking all citizens -- those most vulnerable in your community. >> i am asking all citizens to take the hot weather seriously. >> so far, 12 heat related deaths have been reported. 11 of them had serious underlying health conditions. 10 of the 12 were discovered in doors without air conditioning, and eight of the 12 were seniors. none were considered homeless. in light of these 12 tragedies, the state is making sure, as is the city, that 15 cooling centers will be available for those who need it, as well as energy assistance programs so that people can still use their air conditioners. medical examiners also remind us to pay attention for those with heat exhaustion as well. >> for more information on how to be the hot days ahead of us, there's more information at our website wbaltv.com. the mayor also honored a couple of paramedics for their heroics in possibly saving some lives at a real about-rehabilitation center. -- at a rehabilitation center. >> during extreme heat, your body nee
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
went into a bedroom and punched her. a teenager in maryland is among dozens of people that were hurt in new gondar. a militant group set off two blasts. more than 60 have died. among the injured is a maryland teenager. she needs surgery on her leg. we will have more at 6:00 p.m.. >> fairfax police are using a new tactic to find a person that murdered a college student that had just come home for summer break. >> it has been two weeks since the murder and there has been a lot of the information leading to the killer in her case. it could be some kind of a language barrier. >> it is front-page news in the papers. the hunt for a killer fo. the stabbing death is of intense interest in the heart of fairfax county's viennese district. police are urgently seeking any lead in this murder case. reaching out in several languages to find a break. the victim was last seen alive in a shopping center. >> we arthe release of this surveillance video shows her driving through the lot. investigators have not heard from anyone who actually saw her in the 10 minutes between when she left here and was fo
FOX
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
you where the activity is n eastern maryland. most of the activity was along and east of 95. now it is limited to eastern portions of maryland. there is thunder and lightning. this is pushing to the east. on the left side you notice there is nothing happening in the area. we are precipitation free. and misty conditions. the current temperatures. 75 at reagan national and dulles. the forecast look for clouds. warm and humid. high will be about 87 degrees. that's a look at the weather. look at traffic. >> and between connecticut avenue and 355 that's what is tied up. and people waking up without power this morning. we have reports of trees and wires down in different locations. a good work around. and connecticut avenue and 355 because of the mess. once you head out. if you are run into the lights. treat them as a four-way stop. the bw parkway. lanes are open as you travel and north and southbound between the college park exit. and in good shape leaving 198 headed to powder milt road. back in. better news on 66. and lanes are now open and 95 picking up the usual suspects traveling
CBS
Jul 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
earthquake happening in maryland. >>> a pedestrian struck. a deaf woman is hit by a lightrail train. >>> back to work. the o's hitting the diamond looking to win another game after the all star break. >>> how high will the temperatures climb? meteorologist tim williams has the answer. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this saturday i'm gigi barnett. >> and i'm tim williams. the 17th of the month already. >> yes, half way through the month and already more than half way through the year. >> wow, that's a prospective for you, it really is. >> yeah. >> we are definitely feeling the halfway point. we average about 88 degrees today. going into the 90s. much like yesterday, the humidity will be a factor. you look outside and feel the mugginess. it's going to be another pretty sticky day. we have showers lingering primarily to the south. the forecast looking like this on this day. starting off with temperatures in the 70s, near the 80-degree range. the overnight lows back around 70 it will be a hot and humid day with a slight chance of showe
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 4:00pm EDT
of this storm system spiraling out of this system. up in northeast maryland now. we'll take you closer, rising sun down toward conowingo. and then move over toward white hawk. and over near monkton, down near butler. head over to the panhandle of west virginia, over near martinsburg and hagerstown. and you see really what is the last bit of rain that is moving on through the region. we'll talk about how much we got. and we'll give you totals around the region in just the last 24 hours. in your complete updated first warning forecast coming up here shortly. >>> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. for instant updates and a live look at radar, log onto wjz.com. >>> an ellicott city girl, severely injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda is on the road to recovery. she just underwent major surgery on her leg in south africa. wjz has the story. mike hellgren has more in catonsville, where emily kerstetter and family just wrapped up a prayer vigil for her. >> for the first time, they spoke publicly about the attack on his knees. it appears doctors were able to save both of her legs. th
FOX
Jul 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
of light sprinkles out in western maryland and some of the other radars are indicating that just a few of those are touching the ground. so it's possible there will be a light shower. most of the rain will hold off until the evening commute and during the nighttime hours tonight as this little piece of energy, see it out into central ohio and eastern kentucky, that will move through here late today and tonight and that will give us a chance of showers. and another piece of energy will come through tomorrow and give us an even better chance of -- we need the rain around here even though we got some on saturday, more needed showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. upper 80 -- 80s to about 90. muggy and showers in the forecast for the day tomorrow. much nicer by wednesday, thursday and friday. hot with highs back in the mid- 90s. >> so a hot week. not 100-degrees but hot. >> certainly more than normal. >>> let's look at traffic with julie wright. >> not so bad if you're traveling in either direction at the wilson bridge with the lanes open. inbound route 50, two pickup trucks stopped, causing
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 5:30pm EDT
rain, in weak of the showers we had saturday we're way behind. let's take a look at maryland's most powerful radar, a lot of the rain beginning to push slowly off to the east. we've got pretty heavy showers, our lightning tracker picking autopsy couple of strokes of lightning down in that direction, we take you up i-95, heavier downpours there, also across the eastern shore in kent county, north of there into cecil county, the southern part of cecil county, heavy rains in that direction, the heaviest rain showers here in baltimore area between essex and dunn doc, over back river, and north of edge mere. tracking a pretty heavy downpour there. dundalk. they are beginning to break up towards frederick. showers around and a few storms could linger overnight tonight. we'll talk about the outlook for the next few days coming up. really a big shift in the weather pattern as we get to wednesday. rosy. >>> extreme home makeover is building a home for girls hope. transforming an empty lot, where young women can start the road to a new life. we went behind the scenes with a builder to find ou
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
a look at maryland's most powerful radar, see that big cluster moving due north basically, closer look at the most powerful radar, you can see that line as it pushes in the belt line, catonsville, ellicott city, back through arbutus, you can see behind this line not much there but there will be more in the offering tomorrow. early forecast, 79 when you wake up, humid, maybe some sunshine early, then we're talking storms throughout the day as well as we go to about 87 tomorrow afternoon, an unsettled stormy pat turn, so when does it let up? we'll talk about that answer straight ahead. >> thanks wyatt. those storms have actually contributed to a very tough day at the site of the "extreme makeover home edition" build in northeast baltimore. the home is the largest project in the show's seven-year history and it's all so proving to be one of the most difficult as well. christian schaefer joins us live tonight with an update on how things are going. they wanted to get that roof on tonight. >> they sure did cemeterily. sometimes when you watch the show you might wonder if some of the drama i
FOX
Jul 14, 2010 5:30am EDT
, joel. -p>>>>a maryland woman is celebrating after receiving a $11million check. >> paula evaas of land over was statii and shocked when the mmryland lotterr gave her that she was randomly selected in he uutimate pay day ssratch ff of that money? she says it's going to her kids one of whom is disabled. >> my plann are definitely to to help my daughter and to take receives, you know, the careh that he needs and save money and just look forward to the future. >> very lucky lady. >>> all right. whh better to teach you how to swim than olympic uperstar the 14 time goad medalist will share his skills to kids in baltimore today. he will give lessons to kids as he launches a partnershipp33 between thh phelps swim school and the maryland city chooll. take up to 20 hours of ssimming lessons. phelps launched the program last yeaa hoping to get kids mmre >>> transporting some the smallest victims f the gull oil spill. and be very aaeful. >>the mission going on to keee thhir turtle population going. >>> we have a flass-flood watcc until 10:00 a.m. for >>> 5:42 on fox 45 early edition. let's c
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
, maryland. we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion. they thought it was a plane or a truck. we even had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed. all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. to one had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so, erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington, thanks. >>> now the latest on the disaster in the gulf where there is reason for some hope this morning. the oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new containment cap will tell the entire story. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is on the gu
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 5:30am EDT
as you make your way out the door this morning. stay with us, we have more good morning maryland coming right back after thirty -- back after this. mousse temptations by jell-o. a rich and airy treat. ♪ because after you've washed the bills... and paid all the dishes... it's finally me o'clock. enjoy it with mousse temptations. three decadent flavors. 60 calories. it's me o'clock. time for jell-o. >>> here are top stories we're working on this morning. an american is among the 64 people killed in two bombings in uganda. they happened in locations at the capital as people watched the final of the world cup. several other americans were wounded. >>> spain is celebrating its first world cup title after beating the netherlands. 1-0. madrid erupted in jubilatfkion. . >>> if you snowstorm notice gasoline prices falling over the past two weeks, you aren't alone. the average price for a gallon of regular dipped almost four cents at $2.73. mid-grade was going about $2.87. the cheapest gas was $2.43 a gallon in jackson, mississippi. >>> all new this morning: a wildfire has caused dozens of peop
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> now good morning maryland. >>> this was not supposed to happen. baltimore buries another teenager. >>> academy prayed throughout the night and will update you tomorrow. we'll update you on the teenager hurt in the uganda bombings. >>> what about all that rain? what did it do to the project? was pouring down. >> wow, that's all i thought about when it was pouring. i thought about those poor volunteers. good morning, maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> and i'm megan pringle. we want to know if that's going to happen. they are going to be out there again today. >> it just poured. here is lanet charles. >> you want the answer to the question, yes, we are going to see some more rain. we will get a little break, but it's going to move back in, as we go into the afternoon. so, off and on, tomorrow is going to be a much better day. here are your headlines. still unsettled. showers and thunderstorms. also, very humid outside, but we have seasonal temperatures. and then we have a few storms tomorrow and it's going to be hottedder tomorrow as well and dryer by the end of the week. check it
ABC
Jul 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
, in montgomery county, maryland. >> i heard you got advanced warning in your house? >> reporter: i don't know if this is common or not. but about five minutes before the thing happened, the dog, he went nuts. began whimpering and complaining. not barking. but was very, very upset about something. thought wanted to go outside. we got to the front door and he didn't move. maybe he knew what was coming. >> maybe he did. but in my house, that could mean anything. okay. john donvan, thanks very much. >> glad to hear there were no injuries. >>> now, let's go to matt gutman, in buras, louisiana. has the latest on what's going on in the gulf. good news. promising news. >> reporter: good morning, robin. sealed for now. this is the home run that bp had been hoping for. its first major success. it's not game over yet. this is a temporary fix. we're learning that the pressure readings inside the well are not nearly as high as scientists would like them to be. nearly 18 hours in. and it's holding. this colossal cork called the stacking cap, plugging oil. shooting up with a force of 70 fire hoses. 3 months
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
suicide vest near a nightclub in uganda's capital. the news comes as we learn the identity of the maryland teen injured in one of those deadly double-bombings in uganda. 16-year-old emily kersteda of maryland was injured. she right now is listed in stable condition and will undergo surgery later today. friends say that she was in uganda for a church mission trip. >> she was with her grandmother and they were having lunch at the ethiopian restaurant when the blast happened. >> 24-year-old nate tan of delaware is not fortunate. he was one of the people killed. at least four people are arrested. a somali group with ties to al-qaeda is suspected. >>> several escalators remain out of service at the metro station. crews are working to fix that problem but they allowed computers to walk up the escalators during this morning's rush hour. smoke filled the station during rush hour yesterday and several escalators up to the street were broken all day. >>> police used a taser to end a five-hour-long stand-off that ended in temple hills, maryland. a 48-year-old suspect is in custody. it started after 1
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to sell guns to felons and dangerously mentally ill. >>> and the maryland girl injured in the bomb in uganda had surgery today. her grandmother is due to have surgery for a broken arm. they were traveling with a church group when bombers attacked in uganda on sunday. >> the obama administration said 41 million americans will benefit from a new health care rule. first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden unveiled the proposal here in d.c. today. it means no co-pays, deductible or co-insurance for preventative health care like counseling or cancer screening for parents. >>> and topper is here with the forecast. a little gloomy but we did get summer later on. >> we did finish strong. it is rather humid out here if you're going to head out and walk the dog. temperatures in the 80s. here is your forecast first. for tonight, still a slight chance of an early shower or thunderstorm and partly cloudy and warm. low temperature 68-74 and wins out of the northwest at about 10. satellite picture, radar combined will show most showers well to the north and east of us. but just a couple of sh
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
from maryland is among the injured. and tonight terror expert have a new concern. this is the first time this militant group has carried out an attack outside somalia. >> reporter: the final minutes of the world cup association tournament in johannesburg. millions glued to television screens all over the world. in uganda, it was an opportunity for terror. three bombs ripped through bars as fans watched the match. there was no warning. >> an explosion. and then the second one went off. >> reporter: at least one american was kill in the bombings. a san diego based aid group called invisible children named him. while others were wounded. ugandan police believe a militant group from somalia with ties to al qaeda may have been responsible for the bombs. a severed head and legs indicate they were suicide attack. >> they have started using suicide bombings, they target civilians and that's on one side. they engage in conventional guerrilla war. but they are using explosives and suicide bombings. a very unpleasant form of war fare. >> reporter: last week, the commanders called for attacks a
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